*Post. Researcher, UC Berkeley & LBL (Advisor: Martin Head-Gordon), 2014
*Staff Scientist, Caltech & Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis, 2013
*Ph.D. California Institute of Technology (Advisor: William A. Goddard), 2012
*M.S. California Institute of Technology (Advisor: William A. Goddard), 2008
*B.S. Tec de Monterrey (ITESM), 2008. University of California, Los Angeles (Advisor: Omar M. Yaghi), 2006-2008
I was born in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. I obtained my B.Sc. (Honors) from Tec de Monterrey (ITESM) in 2008 with a visit to UCLA. In the summer of 2005 I worked at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with Prof. Jeffrey S. Moore as a Snyder fellow. From 2006 to 2008 I worked with Prof. Omar M. Yaghi from UCLA (now at UCBerkeley) where I developed the first 3D-COFs and chemoinformatics of the secondary building blocks for MOFs. By the end of 2007 I started doing my B.Sc. thesis at the lab of Prof. William A. Goddard III in collaboration with the lab of Prof. Yaghi. Then in the fall of 2008 I joined Caltech's grad school program which I finished in the spring of 2012 working in quantum mechanics, molecular dynamics and statistical mechanics.
In 2013, I joined the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP) and I was a Staff Scientist at Caltech until Nov 4th, 2013. Currently, I am working in the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Materials Division) and University of California, Berkeley (Chemistry Dept.) under the JCAP umbrella.
Honors and Awards:
Prof. Leonor Blanco (UANL), Prof. Joaquin Rodriguez (UIUC), Prof. Marcelo Videa (ITESM/RiceU), Prof. Jeffrey S. Moore (UIUC), Prof. Omar M. Yaghi (UCLA/UCBerkeley), Prof. William A. Goddard (Caltech), Prof. Martin Head-Gordon (UCB)
Dr. Nate Lynd (LBL/UT Austin), Dr. Heinz Frei (LBL), Jonas Peters (Caltech), Dr. Hiro Furukawa (UCLA/UCBerkeley), Prof. Theodor Agapie (Caltech), Wei Zhang (UColorado), Prof. Sri Narayan (USC), Dr. Souradip Malkhandi (USC), Prof. Giulia Galli (UCDavis), Dr. Smith Nielsen (Caltech), Jacob Kanady (Caltech), Dr. Diego Benitez (UCLA), Prof. Manny Soriaga (A&M), Dr. Jack Baricuatro (JCAP), Prof. Tom Klapotke (Munich), Dr. Andres Jaramillo (Caltech), Dr. Tod A. Pascal (Caltech), Dr. Sergey Zybin (Caltech), Dr. An Qi (Caltech), Hai Xiao(Caltech).
Amanda Rees (UCLA/Princeton), Alan Menezes (Caltech/NVIDIA), Nahid Nikidi (Caltech), Yubo Su (Caltech), Alexander Aduenko (MIPT), Finn Carlsvi (Embry-Riddle), Alex Anemogiannis (Caltech).